Must the Radical Skeptic Be Intellectually Akratic?

Facta Philosophica, Vol. 8, pp. 207-219, 2006

7 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2012

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Brian Ribeiro

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Department of Philosophy & Religion

Date Written: February 9, 2012

Abstract

Supposing you were convinced by certain radical skeptical arguments that many of your beliefs were not justifiably believed by you, what stance could/should you adopt with regard to those skeptically-problematized beliefs? This paper explores a range of possible reactions, aiming to be reasonably comprehensive in coverage though admittedly suggestive rather than decisive in its treatment of each individual reaction. In considering this variety of responses we begin to see suggestive intimations of the ways in which radical skepticism could represent a threat to our notions of cognitive self-mastery.

Keywords: intellectual akrasia, epistemic akrasia, skepticism

Suggested Citation

Ribeiro, Brian, Must the Radical Skeptic Be Intellectually Akratic? (February 9, 2012). Facta Philosophica, Vol. 8, pp. 207-219, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2002318

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Chattanooga, TN 37403
United States

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